December 2014 - Austria - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Austrian - All Wines
Austria - All Wines Reviews
208501
Lyss
1999 Muskat Ottonel Trockenbeerenauslesse Burgenland
Bright dark deep amber emerald color. Exotic aromas of ripe peaches, hone, toffee, sultana raisins, and caramel with a glycerous, tangy, very sweet full body and a warming, prodigious, very long finish with no tannins and no oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208509
Lyss
2013 "Excellence" Riesling
Medium straw orange color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe nectarines, honeycrisp apples, key lime custard, and slate with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, complex finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
93 points $18.40 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208503
Lyss
2009 Eiswein Welschriesling Chardonnay Burgenland
Bright medium golden amber emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe lychees, toffee, caramel apples, and clarified butter with a creamy, lively, very sweet medium-full body and a seamless, elaborate, very long finish with no tannins and no oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208508
Lyss
2011 Cuvée Burgenland
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of black currants, damsom plums, creme de cassis, and toasted walnuts with a chewy, puckering, dry full body and a warming, complex finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208505
Lyss
2013 Rosé Burgenland
Bright clear pink orange color. Attractive aromas of red berries, red licorice, volcanic dust, and hint of Meyer lemon with a chewy, crisp, dry medium body and an interesting finish with fruit tannins.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208504
Lyss
2012 "Excellence" Grüner Veltliner
Bright clear straw emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lentils, white pepper, volcanic dust, and hint of rapini with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
90 points $25.60
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208502
Lyss
2012 Beerenauslese Cuvée Burgenland
Bright medium old gold emerald color. Exotic aromas and flavors of candied lemons, green apple skin, potters clay, and caramel with a silky, bright, very sweet medium-full body and a smooth, layered finish with no tannins.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208510
Lyss
NV SECCO Rosé, "Excellence" Burgenland
Bright clear salmon color. Attractive aromas and flavors of red berries, dried leaves, and hint of cream with a lightly tannic, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very refreshing, precise sparkler to have at the beginning of a meal.
88 points $19.20
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208507
Lyss
2011 Barrique Blaufränkisch
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of ripe black currants, cedar, spiced dried tobacco, and roasted grains with a chewy, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208506
Lyss
2012 Barrique Zweigelt
Bright dark garnet violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of black raspberries, hint of toffee, oak planks, and black pepper with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, layered, medium-length finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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